Category: Features – Archive

March 1, 2014 / Features - Archive

Lunasa may usually be counted among the hottest acts in Irish traditional music, but not when I speak with the band’s bassist, Trevor Hutchinson. In fact he is in danger of catching frostbite, being mid-tour in Alaska. “I think it’s minus 30 Fahrenheit,” he shivers into the telephone. “I went…

January 22, 2014 / Features - Archive

A handful get to bask in adulation. Mike Nock recommends basking in anything you can get, as opportunities are rare. He is happy to settle for a little acclaim, and few acclamations offer better basking rights than the Don Banks Award, Australia’s premier annual acknowledgment of a lifetime contribution to…

January 13, 2014 / Features - Archive

Photos by Jenny Evans. It’s 5.20 am, and bleary eyes mingle with muted excitement in the Parramatta headquarters of ICE (Information and Cultural Exchange), a non-government community arts organisation. Twenty of us have deprived ourselves of sleep for The Calling, a mosque, church and temple mini-bus tour of western Sydney.…